Mt Etna Sicily's volcano is currently erupting and has been since May. If you are interested in volcanos it is a spectacular site to see especially at night with the red lava flowing down the side of the large mountain. If you are flying into Catania airport Passion for Italy suggests that you contact the Italian Government tourist bureau for information before you fly as well as your travel agent.
As Etna regularly errupts the locals are used to it and are rather a tad easy going about it. This is why we recommend that you do not book your own flights yourself in and out of Italy but through travel agents that know what is currently happening in Italy - otherwise you could find yourself stuck in Catania with flights delayed or cancelled. What was the name of that book - "Sleeping under a volcano"!!!
The videos are rather spectacular - have a look!